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This tisane, to which I added some cut vanilla bean, is an extremely satisfying tea substitute for the evenings. I fixed it with milk and sugar and it felt very much like I was drinking black tea! The vanilla is present but understated, and very natural and delicious tasting. Although I haven’t logged this one much, I am almost out of the 4 oz I purchased in the spring! I will repurchase this in a heartbeat, and cut vanilla bean into it just like I did for this batch.

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ashmanra

I will have to try adding a vanilla bean to some of my teas! I just bought my first Tahitian Vanilla and it is quite good, but I told hubby that I want to start making my own extract. If you already do, would you PM me your favorite base, method, etc.? Thank you!

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ashmanra

I will have to try adding a vanilla bean to some of my teas! I just bought my first Tahitian Vanilla and it is quite good, but I told hubby that I want to start making my own extract. If you already do, would you PM me your favorite base, method, etc.? Thank you!

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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